Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.
Today I’m happy to be featuring A Worthy Rebel by Jody Hedlund. I was swept away into the intrigue and adventure right from the beginning of this delightful story! Jody Hedlund has a way with words that seems to captivate my imagination and keep me eagerly turning pages late into the night. CLICK HERE to read my full review.
Pembroke Castle, Western Midlands
September, in the year of our Lord 1395
“Upon our arrival,” Lady Margaret said, flicking her reins and prodding her mare to a trot, “Sir Thomas will be expecting your agreement of marriage.”
“So soon?” I urged my horse to keep up with my stepmother’s, though I wished to slow down. We were all too quickly approaching our journey’s destination, Pembroke Castle, which jutted out of the foggy mist ahead, its tall stone towers like apparitions arising from a graveyard.
I shared more than just the first line this week because I really wanted to give you a better sense of the setting and what was happening. This still leaves a lot of questions.
Why is her stepmother forcing this marriage? It seems that our heroine isn’t so sure about getting married to Sir Thomas.
The castle sure appears to be quite gloomy. With an image of a graveyard, One can only guess that this isn’t your fairy castle of dreams!
Will our heroine agree to this marriage? Is Sir Thomas as creepy as his castle appears? You will just have to pick up a copy of this book to find out!
Now it’s your turn!
Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.